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friday 03.03.17

Bob Ross, John Lennon, Artificial Intelligence, and the Rise of the Underground.

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by Jonathan Cott
  "We've gone past those days when we wouldn't have used words because they didn't make sense, or what  we thought was sense. But of course Dylan taught us a lot in this respect." If you haven't read a 30+ minute interview with John Lennon, then what are you reading?

by Foster Kamer

Bob Ross's Strange Afterlife
 6 mins 
"There are no mistakes, only happy accidents." Bob Ross is still big business with the launch of a Netflix revival. The NYT looks into who he is and what he was. Wait, did Bob Ross invent the dab? He dabbed up so many mountain tops with just a touchhhhh of off-white paint. #deepthoughts

“The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?" -Pablo Picasso
by Andrew Rice

Meet the Superstar Architect Transforming NYC's skyline
 30 mins 
That wild sailboat building on the west side of Manhattan? Or maybe the mountain looking building in Denmark? Or the one shaped like the number 8? Bjarke Ingels designed them all. As the focal point of the architecture episode of Netflix's new docu-series on design, Abstract, you'll be hearing his name and noticing his mark on contemporary architecture more and more, especially in the Big Apple.  

    by snips.ai
A 6 Minute Intro to Artificial Intelligence
 5 mins 
Snips.ai builds private label AI assistants for major corporations. That makes them very qualified to break down what exactly is...AI. This is an interactive, super dummy version of artificial intelligence. It's what you need you to begin plotting how you'll maintain some dignity once the robots take over.

by Ruth Saxelby

How Boiler Room Went From One Webcam to Broadcasting The Global Underground for Everyone  
 21 mins
The Boiler Room is the home of underground music, broadcasting their events to the masses while shaping the scene in a genre-crossing display of business-building.  It's basically everyone's dream startup idea, right? 
the news
Alexa A Witness To Murder? Prosecutors Seek Amazon Echo Data
Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker. - Associated Press

Madrid to cut traffic volumes in half as pollution rises 
Madrid said on Wednesday all privately-owned cars with even-numbered registration plates will be banned from the Spanish capital's roads on Thursday to curb rising air pollution. - Business Insider

Relations Between Obama, Netanyahu Camps Hit Rock Bottom 
It took eight years of backbiting and pretending they got along for relations between President Barack Obama's administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to finally hit rock bottom. - Associated Press

Syria declares countrywide cease-fire effective at midnight following its ‘victories and advances’ 
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the cease-fire was negotiated with Russia and Turkey who would also act as guarantors. The truce will be followed by peace talks between the government and opposition. - Washington Post
listen up
Podcast: Missing Richard Simmons
Style: Series
Richard Simmons disappeared in February 2014. His friend and filmmaker Dan Tabersky aims to find out why.

 Palace's music is a mix between blues, a warm fireplace in a secluded cabin, and a coffee shop in Bushwick. 

Notable Jams: Bitter, Fire in the Sky, Blackheath, Live Well, Holy Smoke

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